Explore with the Geographical Society of Philadelphia – PEOPLE/PLACES/PERSPECTIVES
The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world. The Society supports world exploration by presenting enlightening programs on travel, geography, science, history, exploration, and world cultures to its members and the public in the Philadelphia area.
As part of GEO’s renewed spirit and our commitment to you, we turn from exploration to navigation of the People, Places, and Perspectives that shape our lives. We are here to reconnect with you, and help to connect the new with the old, the peaceful with the chaotic, the good with the bad.
We look forward to meeting those of you we didn’t have an opportunity to meet this summer in the coming weeks and months. On behalf of the Board of Director and our Board President Dr. Jill Weber, we invite you to come along with us on our journey to better understand this New World!
Check back to see what our program for the season holds, and how you can experience the world in new ways. Support the 130 legacy of one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prestigious organizations by becoming a member or by sponsoring our events.
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2021 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Join Emmy Award-Winning television host and food and travel writer, Kae Lani Palmisano, for an interactive discussion on the many ways in which food expresses cultural identity and how her travels across four continents changed the way she thinks about what we eat.Read More »
Derrick Pitts is the chief astronomer, planetarium director, and NASA Solar System Ambassador(!) for the Franklin Institute. Derrick started his education at Germantown Academy before attending St. Lawrence University in NY. He has since been awarded honorary doctorates from La Salle University and Rowan University. His masterful ability to communicate science[…]Read More »
Interested in supporting the Geographical Society of Philadelphia? Learn how to help, here. The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world. The Society supports world exploration by presenting enlightening programs on travel, geography, science, history, exploration, and[…]Read More »